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Portrait of Roberto Hernandez

Roberto Hernandez PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 1071.3 67 71 326 945 3.45 14.5
Birth Date11-11-1964
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1991 CHA 26 9 3 15.0 11.3 3.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 69 18 15 13 1 25 7 7 0 6 7.80 4.38 5.38 0.6 0.1
1992 CHA 27 43 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 7 3 12 5 0 0 277 45 15 13 4 68 20 19 4 68 1.65 2.62 2.74 16.8 1.8
1993 CHA 28 70 0 78.7 0.0 78.7 3 4 38 6 0 0 314 66 21 20 6 94 20 19 0 71 2.29 2.95 3.69 14.2 1.4
1994 CHA 29 45 0 47.7 0.0 47.7 4 4 14 6 0 0 206 44 29 26 5 66 19 18 1 50 4.91 3.72 4.95 6.4 0.6
1995 CHA 30 60 0 59.7 0.0 59.7 3 7 32 10 0 0 272 63 30 26 9 101 28 24 3 84 3.92 3.84 3.55 13.5 1.3
1996 CHA 31 72 0 84.7 0.0 84.7 6 5 38 8 0 0 355 65 21 18 2 82 38 33 0 85 1.91 2.89 3.03 25.5 2.4
1997 CHA 32 46 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 5 1 27 4 0 0 203 38 15 13 5 57 24 20 1 47 2.44 4.10 4.46 4.1 0.4
1997 SFN 32 28 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 5 2 4 4 0 0 137 29 9 9 2 37 14 13 0 35 2.48 3.01 3.29 5.7 0.6
1998 TBA 33 67 0 71.3 0.0 71.3 2 6 26 9 0 0 310 55 33 32 5 77 41 37 5 55 4.04 4.52 5.12 2.5 0.2
1999 TBA 34 72 0 73.3 0.0 73.3 2 3 43 4 0 0 321 68 27 25 1 82 33 32 4 69 3.07 3.01 3.48 17.6 1.7
2000 TBA 35 68 0 73.3 0.0 73.3 4 7 32 8 0 0 315 76 33 26 9 118 23 22 3 61 3.19 4.22 3.82 14.6 1.4
2001 KCA 36 63 0 67.7 0.0 67.7 5 6 28 6 0 0 287 69 34 31 7 101 26 23 1 46 4.12 4.28 4.79 6.5 0.6
2002 KCA 37 53 0 52.0 0.0 52.0 1 3 26 7 0 0 227 62 29 25 6 93 12 10 3 39 4.33 3.92 4.26 10.0 1.0
2003 ATL 38 66 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 5 3 0 5 0 0 282 61 36 29 10 108 43 36 3 45 4.35 5.94 6.56 -7.1 -0.7
2004 PHI 39 63 0 56.7 0.0 56.7 3 5 0 4 0 0 260 66 39 30 9 105 29 26 1 44 4.76 5.05 5.35 -0.9 -0.1
2005 NYN 40 67 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 8 6 4 6 0 0 291 57 20 20 5 82 28 24 2 61 2.58 3.47 3.44 12.3 1.2
2006 NYN 41 22 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 15 8 8 2 22 8 7 0 15 3.48 4.08 4.87 1.1 0.1
2006 PIT 41 46 0 43.0 0.0 43.0 0 3 2 3 0 0 202 46 24 14 3 68 24 17 1 33 2.93 4.23 4.95 2.9 0.3
2007 CLE 42 28 0 26.0 0.0 26.0 3 1 0 1 0 0 125 33 21 18 2 50 16 13 1 18 6.23 4.89 5.06 0.8 0.1
2007 LAN 42 22 0 20.3 0.0 20.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 96 26 16 15 3 43 9 9 2 13 6.64 5.44 5.94 -0.5 -0.1
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 CHA MLB 9 3 15.0 5.38 79 .272 .263 .327 .398 .265 .309 99 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1992 CHA MLB 43 0 71.0 2.74 136 .206 .253 .318 .379 .260 .227 98 16.8 1.8 16.8 1.8
1993 CHA MLB 70 0 78.7 3.69 121 .217 .262 .332 .399 .260 .276 99 14.2 1.4 14.2 1.4
1994 CHA MLB 45 0 47.7 4.95 104 .244 .265 .336 .424 .260 .298 98 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
1995 CHA MLB 60 0 59.7 3.55 130 .280 .270 .341 .429 .265 .365 99 13.5 1.3 13.5 1.3
1996 CHA MLB 72 0 84.7 3.03 142 .207 .278 .347 .444 .268 .274 96 25.5 2.4 25.5 2.4
1997 CHA MLB 46 0 48.0 4.46 106 .232 .273 .343 .429 .266 .262 95 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
1997 SFN MLB 28 0 32.7 3.29 130 .221 .276 .345 .444 .270 .314 101 5.2 0.5 5.7 0.6
1998 TBA MLB 67 0 71.3 5.12 92 .231 .273 .339 .435 .267 .245 94 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
1999 TBA MLB 72 0 73.3 3.48 132 .232 .276 .347 .443 .265 .315 96 17.6 1.7 17.6 1.7
2000 TBA MLB 68 0 73.3 3.82 124 .254 .273 .343 .439 .263 .306 94 14.6 1.4 14.6 1.4
2001 KCA MLB 63 0 67.7 4.79 107 .234 .267 .333 .438 .263 .300 105 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2002 KCA MLB 53 0 52.0 4.26 118 .266 .263 .329 .424 .262 .335 108 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2003 ATL MLB 66 0 60.0 6.56 57 .297 .259 .326 .416 .257 .282 99 -7.1 -0.7 -7.1 -0.7
2004 PHI MLB 63 0 56.7 5.35 82 .296 .263 .327 .423 .261 .322 96 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2005 NYN MLB 67 0 69.7 3.44 119 .239 .267 .333 .423 .264 .267 93 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2006 NYN MLB 22 0 20.7 4.87 91 .206 .262 .324 .432 .260 .224 92 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2006 PIT MLB 46 0 43.0 4.95 94 .282 .272 .340 .432 .268 .305 96 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 CLE MLB 28 0 26.0 5.06 95 .302 .266 .332 .416 .261 .352 99 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 LAN MLB 22 0 20.3 5.94 75 .316 .267 .338 .424 .262 .333 99 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1991 CHA MLB 1 0 0 9 3 15.0 18 7 6 1 48% .309 10.8 4.2 0.6 3.6 1.67 7.80 0.6 0.1
1992 CHA MLB 7 3 12 43 0 71.0 45 20 68 4 36% .227 5.7 2.5 0.5 8.6 0.92 1.65 16.8 1.8
1993 CHA MLB 3 4 38 70 0 78.7 66 20 71 6 47% .276 7.6 2.3 0.7 8.1 1.09 2.29 14.2 1.4
1994 CHA MLB 4 4 14 45 0 47.7 44 19 50 5 38% .298 8.3 3.6 0.9 9.4 1.32 4.91 6.4 0.6
1995 CHA MLB 3 7 32 60 0 59.7 63 28 84 9 41% .365 9.5 4.2 1.4 12.7 1.53 3.92 13.5 1.3
1996 CHA MLB 6 5 38 72 0 84.7 65 38 85 2 40% .274 6.9 4.0 0.2 9.0 1.22 1.91 25.5 2.4
1997 CHA MLB 5 1 27 46 0 48.0 38 24 47 5 56% .262 7.1 4.5 0.9 8.8 1.29 2.44 4.1 0.4
1997 SFN MLB 5 2 4 28 0 32.7 29 14 35 2 57% .314 8.0 3.9 0.6 9.6 1.32 2.48 5.7 0.6
1998 TBA MLB 2 6 26 67 0 71.3 55 41 55 5 52% .245 6.9 5.2 0.6 6.9 1.35 4.04 2.5 0.2
1999 TBA MLB 2 3 43 72 0 73.3 68 33 69 1 57% .315 8.3 4.0 0.1 8.5 1.38 3.07 17.6 1.7
2000 TBA MLB 4 7 32 68 0 73.3 76 23 61 9 56% .306 9.3 2.8 1.1 7.5 1.35 3.19 14.6 1.4
2001 KCA MLB 5 6 28 63 0 67.7 69 26 46 7 53% .300 9.2 3.5 0.9 6.1 1.40 4.12 6.5 0.6
2002 KCA MLB 1 3 26 53 0 52.0 62 12 39 6 58% .335 10.7 2.1 1.0 6.8 1.42 4.33 10.0 1.0
2003 ATL MLB 5 3 0 66 0 60.0 61 43 45 10 57% .282 9.2 6.5 1.5 6.8 1.73 4.35 -7.1 -0.7
2004 PHI MLB 3 5 0 63 0 56.7 66 29 44 9 56% .322 10.5 4.6 1.4 7.0 1.68 4.76 -0.9 -0.1
2005 NYN MLB 8 6 4 67 0 69.7 57 28 61 5 43% .267 7.4 3.6 0.6 7.9 1.22 2.58 12.3 1.2
2006 PIT MLB 0 3 2 46 0 43.0 46 24 33 3 49% .305 9.6 5.0 0.6 6.9 1.63 2.93 2.9 0.3
2006 NYN MLB 0 0 0 22 0 20.7 15 8 15 2 45% .224 6.5 3.5 0.9 6.5 1.11 3.48 1.1 0.1
2007 LAN MLB 0 2 0 22 0 20.3 26 9 13 3 44% .333 11.5 4.0 1.3 5.8 1.72 6.64 -0.5 -0.1
2007 CLE MLB 3 1 0 28 0 26.0 33 16 18 2 48% .352 11.4 5.5 0.7 6.2 1.88 6.23 0.8 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-05-05 2004-05-20 15-DL 15 14 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2003-08-13 2003-09-02 15-DL 20 19 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-06-12 2003-06-27 15-DL 15 13 Right Abdomen Strain -
2002-03-31 2002-05-02 15-DL 32 25 Right Elbow Strain -
1991-04-02 1991-04-02 Minors 0 0 - Forearm Surgery Blood Cloot After Impingement In Chest - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 CLE $3,300,000
2006 PIT $2,750,000
2005 NYN $650,000
2004 PHI $750,000
2003 ATL $600,000
2002 KCA $6,000,000
2001 KCA $6,000,000
2000 TBA $6,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$26,050,000
8 yrTotal$26,050,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 11 dHendricks Sports Mgmt1 year/$3.5M (2007), 2008 option

Details
  • 1 year/3.5M (2007), plus 2008 club option. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/06. 07:$3.3M, 08:$3.7M club option, $0.2M buyout. DFA by Cleveland 6/20/07. Released 6/28/07. Signed as a free agent 7/6/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 7/18/07. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/12/07.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2006). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/05. Acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2005). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/05.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2004). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/03.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2003). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/03. May earn additional $0.4M in bonuses.
  • 2001-02: Kansas City. Kansas City exercised $6M 2002 option.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 When Earl Weaver said that the hitters will tell you when a pitcher is done, he was referring to in-game situations, but the jury appears to have rendered a verdict on Roberto Hernandez's career as well.
2006 At first glance, one would assume his improvement was a simple case of moving from the pitching hell of Philadelphia to Shea Stadium. In actuality, he pitched almost identically in New York in `05 as he did in Philadelphia in `04. It was on the road where the big swing came, his ERA deflating by about 80%. If the home value is constant and the true road value lands somewhere between the extremes, he`s a handy pitcher to have around, 41 summers or not. Signed to a one-year deal by the Pirates to set up or perhaps even close.
2003 Look at the bright side: few men have done more to disprove the myth of the importance of a closer more than Hernandez. The Royals went hard after Hernandez after the 2000 season because their bullpen became the first in history to blow more than half of their save opportunities. Even as Hernandez converted over 80% of his opportunities the past two years, the Royals still fell from 77 wins to 65 to 62. And for the privilege, the Royals shelled out $12 million, not to mention Johnny Damon. Even Allard Baird can learn this lesson: a closer is simply a reliever who gets to pitch the ninth inning. And there are better ways to spend $6 million a year than on a 70-inning pitcher.
2002 Wow, imagine how bad the Royals might have been without a Proven Veteran Closer. Not only did they trade Johnny Damon for Hernandez, but Allard Baird's insistence that Hernandez is a major asset led them to not trade him at the deadline and to pick up his $6-million option for 2002. A six-month CD would be a better use of the money. Check that Stuff column: he's deep into a decline, so even expecting saves from him is risky.
2001 With some decent live arms coming through the system and no hope of contending in 2001, the Devil Rays did well to convert Roberto Hernandez into Ben Grieve. Hernandez is a consistent relief pitcher with a sprinkle of the "closer" fairy dust and no visible scars or contusions. He'll be worth a lot in July when the Royals are 41-46 and looking to purge payroll.
2000 He avoided the extreme wildness that plagued him in 1998 and fashioned an effective season. All the more reason that LaMar should be spanked for not moving him. The demand for veteran relievers always swells near the trading deadline, so if the erratic Hernandez can keep it together for four months, LaMar will have another chance to do the right thing.
1999 Hernandez' season was one of extremes. From the start of the season through May 8, he was dreadful: 15 innings with an ERA of 7.80, a base-runner ratio of 2.33, saving two while blowing three. Then he found his split-finger pitch, and went the next 24 plus innings without allowing an earned run, with as many saves (15) as baserunners. Then he lost it again; the next 23 innings saw a 7.33 ERA, with four of ten saves blown; then September comes and he finishes the year with 8.2 scoreless innings and a 10-2 K:W ratio. He was twice publicly demoted from the closer's role; his resurgences coincided with those demotions almost to the day.
1998 Even though his strikeout rate has fallen a lot the last couple of years, it would have to drop a lot more for him to reach the level of Rod Beck. Beck has already shown that he can pitch well after the fastballís gone. Hernandez hasnít done that yet, and his pitching style doesnít suggest a guy who will take well to the loss of his heater. Even though heís older than Beck, Hernandez hasnít had his mid-career crisis yet. Signed by Tampa Bay to be the closer.
1997 There were complaints as the season went on that Hernandez was being overused. Although you didnít get it from his pitching 84 2/3 innings, Bevington had him warming up far more often than his 72 games tell you. Hernandez came apart in September (6.59 ERA, four losses). Unlike many closers, Hernandez actually throws three different pitches: fastball, slider and forkball. In the past, that was considered part of the problem: Hernandez would get too cute with his breaking stuff, instead of just gassing batters.
1996  As you can see, he's not the young prospect you might think for a guy with only four years in the majors under his belt. He probably logged the worst 30-save season by anybody not named Jeff Reardon. Like a lot of wild power pitchers, he needs a lot of work and a lot of extended outings to consistently succeed. He's definitely miscast as an "inning or less" Eckersley-style closer, and I think a lot of his failure this year was due to a light workload early, when the Sox weren't building too many ninth-inning leads.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you look into turn your players around and maximize the value if possible? To be more specific, I thought White Sox were brilliant as they were able to turn controllable RPs to closers then sell it, with the next waves of prospects coming up.
(Jim from Seattle)
Thanks Jim, hoping it's a good day in the Northwest. Very few players remain with your club for an extended period, so as a GM you are always looking an incremental improvement at every position. Your staff and scouts have to always look at ways of maximizing a player's value, sometimes moving a starter to a closer like we did in Chicago with Roberto Hernandez. Switching positions is another way, like we did with Russell Martin in Los Angeles, as we drafted him as a 3B and moved him to catcher. (Dan Evans)
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dan, with great respect, I confess that I though ill of the White Sox in 1997. They had spent a fortune on bringing Albert Belle to the team - a guy who's behaviour made him hard to cheer for no matter how well he hit, then traded two of their star pitchers at the trading deadline (Wilson Alvarez and Roberto Hernandez) when they seemingly still had a chance at the division. Can you give us some explanatory background to these doings?
(hotstatrat from Canada)
That was an organizational decision, and it paid dividends in 2000 when the team, bolstered by the trade you mentioned (six or seven players in return from the Giants), won the Central Division title, as Foulke and Howry got a lot of our key outs in the final stages of games. (Dan Evans)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Top "bert" players by position (according to WARP): SP - Bert Blyleven, RP - Roberto Hernandez, C - Mike Lieberthal, 1B - Albert Pujols, 2B - Roberto Alomar, SS - Bert Campaneris, 3B - Alberto Callaspo, LF - Albert Belle, CF - Roberto Kelly, RF - Roberto Clemente, DH - Butch Alberts.
(bradleyankrom from TPAFLA)
Bradley Ankrom, folks. He does it all. Transactions browsers, prospects number-crunching, and All-Bert team stat queries. (R.J. Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Roberto Hernandez threw 362 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Splitter (87mph).